The Burning Question
By Houston Chronicle
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Go beyond the headlines. Beyond the he-said, she-said of the news pages. Join Houston Chronicle Opinion Editor and Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Lisa Falkenberg as she and editorial board members Michael Lindenberger, Evan Mintz and Harold Jackson tackle urgent, vexing and just plain intriguing questions in the news. From Beto to Trump, bail reform to education, the migrant crisis to church abuse – they explore issues in Houston, Washington and across Texas through the lens of a single question. Sometimes, they even agree on the answer.
||CleanEpisode 5: Is there a crisis at the border?||After President Donald Trump and Democratic leaders Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Sen. Chuck Schumer had their dueling national addresses Tuesday night, Houston Chronicle editorial board deputy editors Michael Lindenberger and Evan Mintz weigh in on the...||1/9/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 4: Is Beto O’Rourke too conservative or too liberal?||Members of the Houston Chronicle editorial board discuss O’Rourke’s political future and specifically address the concerns raised in op-eds by Andrew White, Dan Derozier, Billy Freeland and Elizabeth Bruenig.||12/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 3: How does detaining children hurt the Americans who guard them?||We explore this question with Houston writer Claudia Kolker, who wrote a recent op-ed for the Houston Chronicle about what she saw at the border as a volunteer translator for migrant mothers separated from their children. “What I saw at the border...||12/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 2: Was George. H. W. Bush an underrated or an overrated president?”||We get a little heated debating this one. Bush was roundly respected as a statesman and a family man who conducted himself with integrity. So why did he fail to win a second term in the White House? In the wake of Bush’s passing, Houston Chronicle...||12/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 1: Why does Jim Acosta deserve a White House press pass?||The White House revoked press credentials for CNN reporter Jim Acosta, after a testy exchange with President Trump during a Nov. 7 press conference. What are the implications for the press? Does a reporter have a right to challenge the President? Are...||11/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|